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MW Raven Remixed by dlredscorpion MW Raven Remixed by dlredscorpion
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A conversion version of the Mechwarrior© light scout mech Raven© with a healthy dose of my style.

Thought i redesign the little guy after playing back some old MW games, and i noticed this little guys pops up a lot in various games and novel. The Raven popularity may not be a strong as the Mad Cat, (a.k.a Timber Wolf by the Clan's terms) But the distinctive bird like shape seems to get stuck at the head after looking at the unique mech.

Anyhow, the upgrade i given to the Raven, well my version is a good upgrade from 35 tons light mech to 45 tons medium mech. An additional two medium laser and a larger set of LRM's racks is added, a slight increase in armour but most of the weight goes into a better engine.

Cause i notice the little guy lacks of speed for a recon mech. Imagine you are doing a little scouting, you find the enemy formation. Okay so you spotted them and if any luck they have not spotted you, well if they do, bail out like a bat out of hell. Now those situations tends to happen a lot, and its not funny when you trying to escape, just to look back and see a heavy mech, especially the Mad Cat keeping in range bearing spewing death to you with her multiple range weapons. And you can barely escape thanks to the Raven not so efficient speed. XD

So i gave her a good boost of speed from 97 MPH (i think its the correct measurement) to a 122 MPH.

Upgrades -

Weapons : 4 x Clan Medium Lasers ; 1 x 240 missiles Clan LRM 10 ; 1 x 5 NARC Beacon ; 1 x 900 ammo triple - heavy machine gun.

Additional 1 tonne of armour.

Newer model of the Beagle ECM probe.

And a newer more powerful engine.

And oh yeah the tail is a fun addition just to offset the balance. XD

P/S : - Since i am getting kind of mixed and confused comments from lots of ppl who does not know much about the Mechwarrior Title (a.k.a Battletech), pls research a little on that and then comment on the mech. Cause it a western designed story so PLEASE do not compare them with the Japanese mecha counterpart.
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:iconmetallearner:
MetalLearner Featured By Owner Aug 10, 2009
I have to admit, this is a MASSIVE improvemet from the other designs I've seen
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RedChevelle Featured By Owner Jun 12, 2008
I have MEchwarrior 4 (All of em) And this reminds me of the good old days... Not that anyone plays anymore XP

IS there a new game on the PC? I tried the ones for XBox, but I never really liked them... I guess that means MIcrosoft dropped those guys after Halo (The single-most overrated game of all time) came out?
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dlredscorpion Featured By Owner Jun 15, 2008  Professional Artist
Unfortunately....... there no newer one and yeah i agree. The X box series destroyed MW completely.
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RedChevelle Featured By Owner Jun 16, 2008
YEah, once Halo showed up, MW got dropped. Hard. I heard they were planning a revivial sometime during Halo 2's realease, and Microsoft just dropped the funding completely. Don't get me wrong, Halo is damn good fun and all, but I miss a thinking man's shooter...
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dlredscorpion Featured By Owner Jun 16, 2008  Professional Artist
Lol well thats how the gaming firm work. The ones that sells are given the best attention too while the one that is going out of market i usually dropped all together. What i think MW really needs now is an epic but realistic storyline to give it a good momentum boost but seems like that is gonna take a while or maybe never.
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RedChevelle Featured By Owner Jun 17, 2008
It's a shame, but I doubt MW will come back. The PC games were fun, but they required thought process, so they won't catch on nowadays...
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dlredscorpion Featured By Owner Jun 18, 2008  Professional Artist
yeah, guess its a doomed title. Kind of sad to see the title end up as it is cause there been a pretty strong history for Battletech / MW.
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kyphoscoliosis Featured By Owner Jun 8, 2008
Simply stunning! What a fantastic mech concept! I absolutely love the coloring -- it works so well with the design. Couldn't be better, mate!
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dlredscorpion Featured By Owner Jun 15, 2008  Professional Artist
LOL thanks mate. Glad you like the design very much.
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H-appysorry Featured By Owner May 27, 2008  Hobbyist Digital Artist
This is one sexy machine :heart: Ahh, Love the whole design of it :3
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dlredscorpion Featured By Owner May 28, 2008  Professional Artist
Aye, thank you. :D
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AngelicAdonis Featured By Owner May 22, 2008  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Great work! The colours are perfect.
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:icondlredscorpion:
dlredscorpion Featured By Owner May 23, 2008  Professional Artist
LOL not really but ah well. XD
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:iconangelicadonis:
AngelicAdonis Featured By Owner May 23, 2008  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
lol. Damn you! Your "not really" good work is still better than mine! :-P
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:icondlredscorpion:
dlredscorpion Featured By Owner May 23, 2008  Professional Artist
Ahaha well bro.. dont give up. Keep on practicing. I din't just learn this in a day you know. XD
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:iconangelicadonis:
AngelicAdonis Featured By Owner May 24, 2008  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Thanks. I finally did post a Mecha pic Im happy with, check it out!
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dlredscorpion Featured By Owner May 25, 2008  Professional Artist
Okies.
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hhello Featured By Owner May 21, 2008  Student Interface Designer
I think your mech designs are way better than the battletech mechas. =)
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:icondlredscorpion:
dlredscorpion Featured By Owner May 22, 2008  Professional Artist
Well ..... it depends.... some ppl like them good ol Cubism style. Mine are more organic in a way.
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Rekkou Featured By Owner May 20, 2008  Professional Digital Artist
A Dino design! i once liked the mech from the mechwarrior, but then u know, gundam took my heart away
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dlredscorpion Featured By Owner May 21, 2008  Professional Artist
Dino ..... lol Raven is based of the bird Raven............. - and not all mechs in mechwarrior looks like dino's. Some have humanoid features. Others are more unique but so far have not seen one that looks like a Dino yet.

LOL don't be too one sided by just staying with Gundam. They lot more awesome designs out there especially from Shirow. His Ghost in the Shell, Appleseed and Vestige design are one of kind to look and make sense too.


I hope you not those kind that thinks that Gundam Owns them all or you gonna be very shock with the variety of mechs out there that can still out perform even Strike Freedom and yes they are still Real Robots, not the Super Robot kind.
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Rekkou Featured By Owner Jun 7, 2008  Professional Digital Artist
You're right about that, i should try them too or i don't have rights to call myself a mecha designer
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dlredscorpion Featured By Owner Jun 15, 2008  Professional Artist
Good for you. :D
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Crispyreaper Featured By Owner May 16, 2008  Hobbyist General Artist
Ah, Mechwarrior... That brings back some good memories...

Sweet redesign! The Raven is one of my favorites, right up there next to the Atlas and the Titan! Thanks for giving it a much needed speed boost! Light mechs need to be fast, which sadly it was only slightly faster than some of the other, heavier, mechs... You know what would have been really sweet? Some optical camo for it from the pre' Jihad days!
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dlredscorpion Featured By Owner May 16, 2008  Professional Artist
LOL i share what you mean. It's a real shame to see lots of Raven always fail to escape if detected. One of my buddies told me that he hate using the raven especially if he runs into Shadow Cats. The Medium mech can easily outrun his mech as they are faster and pack heavier armour and firepower.

LOL optical camo - Urban style ?
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Crispyreaper Featured By Owner May 16, 2008  Hobbyist General Artist
No man, what I mean by optical camo basically is the invisibility from Halo. You can see it if your looking hard enough, but if your just sweeping over it its basically see through!(Its actually a real thing in the Mechwarrior universe!) Though because its pre- Jihad they tend to overheat and if you get shot up the damaged parts are see-able again...
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dlredscorpion Featured By Owner May 16, 2008  Professional Artist
LOL well i dunno if MW mechs got optical camo, but it will be a nice addition for light mechs tho.
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Crispyreaper Featured By Owner May 16, 2008  Hobbyist General Artist
Its all in the storyline(I know,your probably wondering "theres a story to the absolute awsomeness that is MW?" Its TRUE! Just most of the stuff thats in the MW games is after the jihad, which is when all of the houses broke up into their factions... Good God, I know too much about this series...)
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dlredscorpion Featured By Owner May 16, 2008  Professional Artist
LOL i fail to follow up after the Dark Ages part. I dunno they change the style to radically so it sort of turned me off. XD
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Crispyreaper Featured By Owner May 17, 2008  Hobbyist General Artist
Awh, thats a shame... I know its different from the old stuff, but its still pretty good! You should give it another try, you might just like it!
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dlredscorpion Featured By Owner May 17, 2008  Professional Artist
LOL i will see. I will go pick out one of the latest novel and see how the new story and idea is like.
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mqken Featured By Owner May 16, 2008  Hobbyist Digital Artist
I really like the waist joint, wow :O It looks skeletal or something :D
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dlredscorpion Featured By Owner May 16, 2008  Professional Artist
Aye, its is. Me playing with slight undead related design for mech. I am trying to see it i can make a nice torso design using skeletons. ;)
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mqken Featured By Owner May 17, 2008  Hobbyist Digital Artist
nice nice :D
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emersontung Featured By Owner May 16, 2008  Professional Digital Artist
pretty cool redesign man. doesn't really have the mechwarrior aesthetics though since it's so organic looking. still cool :D never really a fan of the games though. haha.
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dlredscorpion Featured By Owner May 16, 2008  Professional Artist
LOL I did a conversion based on my style. I know all MW mechs are heavily based on cubism designs. So i did one organic looking one out of pure fun. ;)
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NightmareGK13 Featured By Owner May 16, 2008  Student Digital Artist
nice goin dude love this piece ;)
just a minor point out : i think you ould do alot better on the visor/eye thingy sry i cant remember the name now XD
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dlredscorpion Featured By Owner May 16, 2008  Professional Artist
Hmm i just based it off the original and added 2 more that all. Better as is more unique design ?
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NightmareGK13 Featured By Owner May 16, 2008  Student Digital Artist
no no i mean the painting itself :XD:
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dlredscorpion Featured By Owner May 16, 2008  Professional Artist
LOL yeah, got lazy at that part so tried to cheat with a glow ... haha but i will fix her up. Cause i painted her during work which is forbidden.
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orihalchon Featured By Owner May 16, 2008  Student Filmographer
LOLZ! dont get fired, 'kay buddy. u got some pretty amazing job right now. :XD: ur broken some job's rules. luckly ur not found out by ur chief (unless ur busted) :XD: :pepsi:
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dlredscorpion Featured By Owner May 16, 2008  Professional Artist
LOLz they wont fire you, well not the for the first time offense anyway. XD
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orihalchon Featured By Owner May 17, 2008  Student Filmographer
why would they fired me?
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dlredscorpion Featured By Owner May 17, 2008  Professional Artist
Uh !!! yeah ... if you repeat your mistakes one too many times.
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NightmareGK13 Featured By Owner May 16, 2008  Student Digital Artist
ahah LOOOOOOOOOL okey dude ;)
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dlredscorpion Featured By Owner May 16, 2008  Professional Artist
XD.
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DrakoDaFrightnin Featured By Owner May 16, 2008
its a nice design, but the paint job isn't so great. lets face it, when something wieghs 45 tons i dont think it'll be sneeking up on anything.
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dlredscorpion Featured By Owner May 16, 2008  Professional Artist
And oh yeah.... you have to apply these theory in Mechwarriors world. You cant use Jap mech culture to blend in. The Raven unit has a ECM beagle probe thus making it detection on radar very hard and also amongst other mechs in their universe, Ravens are one of the smallest already. Their primary role is meant to detect other mechs before getting detected themselves. Then transfer the data to their own assault forces to set an ambush or jump the enemy.

And another ... the lightest mech in MW are 25 tonnes, and the heaviest is 100 tonnes. So by all me these guys are real heavyweight compare to the jap mech counterpart.
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DrakoDaFrightnin Featured By Owner May 16, 2008
i withdraw my comment.
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AceDarkfire Featured By Owner May 16, 2008  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Well, that's only if you include what the companies modeled into their games.

In BattleTech, of which MW is based on, the lightest 'Mech is 20 tons, however with the dumb looking ProtoMech concept that sits between a BattleMech and Powered Armor Soldiers.

An Example of a 20 Tonner would the Clan FireMoth, SnowFox and Howler; the Inner Sphere Stinger (either "unseen" or "reseen"), Red Shift, and Thorn. (Only to name a few... the Inner Sphere had a truckload of light mechs to choose from).
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